What a way to blockbuster of a finish to the Just World Indoor Championship and what a final between number 9 seed Stewart Anderson from Blantyre in Lanarkshire and unseeded qualifier Simon Skelton from Nottingham.
Scotland’s John Orr is the new WBT World Under 25 Open Singles winner.
Nottingham’s Simon Skelton, an ex WBT Top 16 Ranked player, who won his tilt at this Just World Indoor Singles title by taking out the qualifying spot at Lincoln, claimed the last of the places up for grabs in tomorrow’s Just World Indoor Singles semi-finals and is the only qualifier remaining in the event. (25th Jan).
Les Gillett was so keen to be involved in the televised semi-final action of the Just World Indoor singles that he took a short course on camera work just in case he missed the boat in his quarter-final match against Scott Edwards –a PBA Tourcard rep who plays out of the Oxford City & Country club.
Usually playing as pairs partners on the WBT Tour – winning that title in 2014, Huntingdon’s Nicky Brett and Ely’s Greg Harlow found themselves on opposing sides today when they clashed in the quarter finals of the Just World Indoor Singles championship.
Former champions Darren Burnett, Nicky Brett and Greg Harlow took out the last three remaining places in Just World Indoor Singles quarter finals on Friday.
Scotland’s Julie Forrest achieved a lifelong dream today when she was crowned the Just Women’s World Matchplay Singles Champion for the very first time, winning in front of an appreciative capacity crowd in the International Arena at Potters Restort.
Julie Forrest and Alison Merrien MBE, two of the top outstanding women in British bowling for a number of years now with numerous national, British and IIBC (formerly WIBC) titles under their belt, will go head to head for the Just Women’s World Matchplay singles title at Potters tomorrow. (Thursday 24th Jan / BBC 1pm).
After first round victories over Graham McKee and David Gourlay MBE defending champion Mark Dawes and Simon Skelton added 2nd round wins over number 16 seed Mike Stepney and 14th seed Jason Greenslade respectively and now progress to the quarter finals.
Scotland’s Stewart Anderson, seeded 9 who plays for the Blantyre club in Lanarkshire, was the first player to book a spot in Friday’s quarter finals of the Just World Indoor Singles Championship.
“One of the most outstanding finals in recent years.
The first of the Just World Indoor Bowls finals comes under the hammer tomorrow afternoon (Monday 21st January at 1pm ) and will be a thrilling survival of the fittest between arguably four of the best players on the WBT circuit.
The 11th day of action in the Just World Indoor Championships promises to be a blockbuster … with Mark Dawes getting his campaign up and running as he begins the defense of his World Indoor Singles title against season Potters campaigner Graham McKee from Belfast.
Three time world singles champin Andy Thomson MBE and local Norfolk personality Wayne Willgress lit up the International Arena at Potters with a large crowd of vociferous supporters keen to follow their 1st round head to head in the Just World Indoor Singles Championship.
Former champions Alison Merrien MBE and Ellen Falkner complete Wednesday’s semi-final line up of the Just Women’s World Matchplay Singles
The JUST Women’s World Matchplay Singles took centre stage earlier today with eight participants all vying for a berth in Wednesday’s semi-finals.
Sunday’s semi-finals of the Just World Mixed pairs is sure to be a highly popular day with full house crowds guaranteed at the 5* venue in Hopton on Sea.
Four more former world indoor singles champions threw their hat into the rink when they claimed their second round places after some tough exchanges today. Three matches were decided 2-0 in a tie break, with only Nick Brett winning in straight sets.
Last year’s beaten finalist Robert Paxton kept his title hope alive of going one step further this year that he did against Blackpool’s Mark Dawes in the title decider twelve months ago when he held off Carlisle qualifier Ian McIntosh in their exchange today.
Ranked number 2 on the WBT Ranking List, David Gourlay was the second RED SHIRT to surprisingly fall from grace going down to Nottingham’s Simon Skelton as Day 6 of the World Indoor Singles Championship unfolded at Potters.
Scott Edwards caused the first major upset of the world indoor singles championship in the opening match of the 6th day of action at Potters
The second day of action in the World Singles Championship unfolded today, with three matches down for decision where the seeded players outpointed the qualifiers in all of the exchanges to move through to the 2nd Round.
Saturday night saw Scots Paul Foster and Alex Marshall along with fellow countryman Ronnie Duncan and Colin Walker from Midlothian both securing their places against each other in the first of the World Pairs semi-finals tomorrow afternoon (Monday 14th)
It was a day of mixed emotions as the World Pairs Championships unfolded earlier today with Australia keeping their title hopes alive while defending champions the defending champions were counted out.
Australia and Ireland lead both their respective sections of the Overseas Qualifying match after the opening exchanges in the JUST. World Pairs qualifiers which swung into action at the Hopton on Sea bowls powerhouse earlier today (Thurdsay 10th Jan).
Potters Resort’s very own bowls ambassador, Greg Harlow, took on Norwich City legend Darren Eadie in a charity bowls match and raised £1,000 for the local office of The Prince’s Trust to help disadvantaged young people in the region.